Ever since the last time the Flyers were shutout, Jordan Weal has been on the third line. He wasn’t demoted because of his play. But, the reason is the emergence of Travis Konecny needing more minutes on a nightly basis. During the 3-0 shutout loss in Chicago, Jordan Weal was moved to the Dale Weise […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: Jordan Weal looks lost without a playmaker"
(Editors Note: This article was written before the Flyers/Avalanche Game Saturday night, so stats may be off a little.) The hot hand. The thing that usually predicts which goalie is a go in the next game. You have a goalie that is 3-0-0 with a shutout and 2 goals allowed across a three game stretch? […]Read more "The “Hot Hand Fallacy” and whether or not Flyers Head Coach Dave Hakstol Believes in it"
Here we are, eleven games into the season, and fans are already calling for heads. MacDonald, Weise, and Manning. No player is exempt from the ire of the Flyer fan, and that’s just fine. Fans are allowed to be upset with the performance of a player or two. Flyers fans have been furious with MacDonald […]Read more "Is the Brian Elliott experiment nearing an end for the Philadelphia Flyers?"
In what many thought was supposed to be year one to a new Flyers reign, has turned into something completely different. Through the first 6 games of the year, the Flyers, 4-2-0, have been very dominant in each of those six games, asserting their new mentality of play that Coach Dave Hakstol has preached over […]Read more "5 Observations from the Flyers Season so far"
Coming off a home opening win Saturday night at a rocking Wells Fargo Center against the Capitals 8-2, the Flyers looked to keep the momentum as the Florida Panthers came to town. The Florida Panthers coming into Philly with a 2-2-0 record, after dropping a contest Saturday night in Pittsburgh against the Penguins, looked to […]Read more "Flyers dominant again in overpowering 5-1 win over Panthers"
It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Flyers have been killing it with drafting young assets the past few seasons. General Manager Ron Hextall has been a geneious when it comes to drafting top tier talent. For the past two years, the Flyers were given an “A,” by analysts when it comes to drafting. The orange and […]Read more "An early breakdown of the awesome start to Flyers Goaltending"
“I got no fight with any man who does what he’s told, but when he don’t the machine breaks down. And when the machine breaks down, we break down.” Sgt. Barnes, Platoon, 1986. This rings true to the situation the Flyers have in net, and just so happens to explain it as well. It’s a […]Read more "Can the Brian Elliott/Michael Neuvirth Platoon become the Real Deal for the Flyers?"
From a version of the rock band Black Eyed Peas, “Let’s get it started (ha), let’s get it started in here.” Well, the Philadelphia Flyers are ready to rock and roll this coming season. This coming season of Flyers hockey will be unlike any others in years past. The Flyers have a ton of prospects […]Read more "Current Flyers Players With the Most to Prove Part 4: Michal Neuvirth"
As has come to be expected, the Flyers outlook between the pipes is in question once again this year. Mason or Neuvirth?Bobrovsky or Boucher? Mason or Emery? Bryzgalov or… the humongous big universe? The uncertainty seems never ending. It’s not unreasonable to believe that our beloved franchise hasn’t had a stable goalie situation since legendary […]Read more "Is Flyers newcomer Brian Elliott the answer in net or will it be the same old story?"
Get ready to stop, drop, and roll, the new look Philadelphia Flyers are ready to compete. The Flyers have a new fresh face in net in goaltender Brian Elliott. With Elliott at the helm the Flyers hope to solve some of the goaltending problems that plagued them last year. Backup goaltender Michael Neuvirth should be […]Read more "Have the Flyers Lost Faith in Young Goaltender Anthony Stolarz?"